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18/10/19 9788 Multiple Burglaries Residential.

18/10/19 9788 AN006 Attempted Burglary Residential Garage.

A property in Main Road, Cleeve has had an attempted burglary on their garage on the 17th October at 1:20am. The owner was awoken by the sound of someone cutting through their garage door so they went outside to investigate and found 4 males, 1 of which with a set of disk cutters working their way through. The homeowner confronted the group and they made off towards the main road before fleeing the area.

If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5219240236 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you.

18/10/19 9788 AN006 Burglary Residential Business.

A residential business in West Town Road, has been burgled overnight on the 16th. The offender has gained access to the garden through the gate and have then proceeded onto the outbuilding where they have removed the bottom panel to the UPVC door allowing access to the office area where they have stolen Home computers, laptop bag, 3 Cameras & 4 lenses.

If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5219240263 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you

18/10/19 9788 AN006 Burglary Residential Outbuilding Garage.

A property in Copthorn lane, has had the garage burgled overnight on the 16th. The offender has somehow managed to move the victim’s car which was parked in front of the garage and then entered the garage and stolen a KTM Motorcycle in Orange. There is no suggestion of any damage to the garage whilst removing the Motorcycle.

If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5219240274 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you

burglary-prevention-advice.pdf [see below]

11/10/2019 AN004 & AN006 Nottingham Knockers (9788)

There have been reports of “Nottingham Knockers” operating in the Nailsea & Backwell areas. These are cold callers who usually tell residents that they are ex-offenders trying to go straight, then try and sell poor quality and over-priced cleaning products. The police want to remind residents they are under no obligation to answer the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting. If you do talk to them, they are supposed to be able to provide a valid Pedlar’s Certificate and should leave your property when asked.

Police always recommend using a door chain and asking to see the identification of unexpected callers.

• If you are suspicious of a caller ring 999 straight away • keep your cash in the bank, not at home • keep windows and doors secured if you’re not in the room • set up a No Cold Calling Zone – contact your local Council Trading Standards Office

Remember, genuine callers:
expect you to check their identification before opening the door • would never try to rush you by claiming there’s an emergency •  
 will happily make an appointment to come back when you can have a relative or friend with you

19/09/19 7164 CN201-CS226, Bristol, Somerset Avoiding Burglaries

We have seen a number of burglaries across the force area where the offenders have targeted homes while the residents are on holiday. There are a number of things you can do to make your home look occupied.

As the nights are starting to draw-in, the most important thing to prevent burglary is to make the home look as if it’s occupied. The use of lights on timer switches is recommended, and if you can also put one on a radio tuned to a talk station that will also make it sound like someone is in, and having a conversation. Fake TV lights are now available, which gives the impression that someone is watching television, and these can work really well if you have them in an upstairs bedroom.

Ensure that all doors and windows are closed and properly locked – use a key, don’t just lift the door handle. Take the keys out of the door when it’s locked and put them somewhere out of sight and reach, but make sure all the residents know where they are kept in case of emergency.

Sheds, garages and outbuildings are popular targets for burglars, so increase the security to these whenever possible. Check that the contents of these places are included on our home and contents insurance.

Register your belongings on the Immobilise property register. If anything lost or stolen is handed to the police you have a good chance of getting your property returned.

Restrict access to the rear of your property wherever possible – lock any side gates leading to the rear – as the back or patio doors are the most popular site of forced entry. Think about growing some thorny bushes along the garden fencing

Lock away ladders or any tools that could help a burglar, and secure any garden furniture or wheelie bins that can be moved to help gain access to an extension or first floor window

If you’re taking the car with you, ask a neighbour to use your driveway while you are away to make the home look occupied.

Cut the lawn and keep the garden tidy. Long grass suggests that the house is empty or the occupant is unable to look after the garden.

Consider installing a burglar alarm – they are a real deterrent – but get an approved or recommended model, as the cheap ones aren’t really that reliable and if the alarm keeps going off your neighbours will soon lose interest and may ignore a real activation.

Don’t forget to cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries, and postpone ordering anything that may arrive while you’re away



- as on the back inside cover of the Village Journal

, which space kindly donared by Butcombe Brewery

EMERGENCY - Fire/Ambulance/Police
Police General
Crime Stoppers
0800 555 111
District Councillor Wrington 862109
Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford
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Practice website
Dispensing Chemist Wrington
Dental Surgery
Baby Clinic, Nurses House, Stockmead, Churchill Tues 10-12 noon
SWEB/EDF Emergencies
Bristol Water Works
0800 365 900
National Marriage & Family Guidance Council (Relate) Weston-s-Mare 627206
Caretaker Memorial Hall 862898
Helpline Co-ordinator
07783 046437
Samaritans Bristol
Samaritans Weston super Mare
Wrington Post Office 862289
Wrington Website www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk
Veterinary Surgeon 862497
Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:

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